Investigations of the micro-structure of Nickel Silver with the help of Synchrotron CT and scanning electron microscopy
The name Springfix stands for modern forming technology and metal-cutting further processing in medium and large series production. We supply automotive suppliers, building equipment manufacturers and the electrical industry worldwide.
Considerable production problems of key blanks, which were assigned to the material nickel silver, occupied us for a long time. Due to the complex material problems, it was clear to us that we needed a cooperation with practical analytic service provider who also had a profound knowledge in the field of material science.
The applied material analytics of ANAXAM using Synchrotron CT in combination with scanning electron microscopy was applied to investigate the micro and nanostructure of the raw material the key blanks are made of. The hereby gained information helped springFix on the one hand to optimize their product and on the other hand to develop a procedure for the quality control of the raw material used for the key production.
For this customer project, ANAXAM used the TOMCAT beamline at the Paul Scherrer Institute.